Palm Leaf Lontar Manuscript from Lombok
AGE: – Collected in Bali 40 years ago
LENGTH: – 49cm
WIDTH: – 23cm
DEPTH: – 3.5cm
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Traditional Palm Leaf Lontar Manuscript from Lombok, written in Sasak Language in Kawi script with a carved wooden cover on each end. Writing on Palm leaves is a Balinese tradition that has been used to record religious scriptures and cultural folklore for centuries.
The technique of engraving words on palm leaves originated in India hundreds of years ago, a tradition that has largely died out. In Bali, the practice of writing in Kawi script in the traditional Sasak Language is still practiced, although it is not so popular due to access to digital copies.